NH Senate Candidates Make Final Pushes

Hillary Clinton campaigned for incumbent Jeanne Shaheen while Scott Brown continued his "Victory for New Hampshire" bus tour.

Two days before voters cast their ballots, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a stop in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire's Democratic incumbents, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan, got a warm welcome from hundreds in Nashua on Sunday.

In a final campaign push, the New Hampshire Democratic Party brought in former Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The new grandmother made sure to address one of the most controversial issues is this election. She praised Senator Jeanne Shaheen for her stance on women's reproductive rights and equal pay.

"This is not just a women's issue," Clinton said. "This is a family issue, a fairness issue, and an economic issue."

Democratic supporters say they've never been more confident about Shaheen winning reelection than they are now.

"I think people are amped to be here and this will really get people excited about getting out to vote on Tuesday," said student Krista Peace.

But about 15 miles away in Windham, a different group of voters says it's Republican challenger Scott Brown who will be victorious on Tuesday.

"I think if people turn out we have a great shot," said Windham resident Charlene Logston. "He reads the bills, he's honest, he cares."

"I think we need a change," said another resident, Barry Breen.

Change is something Brown says he's heard all along his 550 mile "Victory for New Hampshire" bus tour. He and other Republican candidates will make a stop in every county by Election Day.

Brown says Shaheen is stifling the local economy by voting with president Obama 99 percent of the time.

"You have a someone who is voting with the President so much it's very difficult to say you are fighting for New Hampshire," Brown said. "That's what I look forward to doing."

Democrats claim Brown is out for big oil, companies that ship jobs overseas, and say New Hampshire is just a consolation prize for Brown, who lost reelection in Massachusetts in 2012.

"We don't need to import a Senator who will export our jobs," Shaheen said.

Brown says he plans to be an independent voice for Granite Staters in Washington.

"My priorities are the safety and security of our country first, then making sure we can create a business climate where people can hire and grow and expand and get that economic engine going, that's so important," Brown said.

The most important thing is for residents to get out and vote on Tuesday. That is a statement that comes from all candidates, no matter their party.

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